In Britain, 50% of the vegetables that we eat are home grown and only 16% of fruit are according to this article: (https://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/food-and-farming/feeding-the-nation/horticulture/#:~:text=Britain%20currently%20produce%20around%2056,fruit%20and%20veg%20a%20day.)
This article also goes into technologies that could help to alleviate this, such as glasshouse technologies to create microclimates. The main thing that needs to happen is that supply chains need to become much, much shorter.
This got me thinking, how could ordinary people support farmers? Well, I did some quick research and found a website called CSA (community supported agriculture). They have a simple tool that can find your local community agriculture group, so you can receive fresh produce directly from farmers for a subscription.
Do you know of any other similar subscription services? Or better yet, what other technologies or platforms are emerging that could help encourage local consumption?